NC Pre-K Committee

Forsyth County NC Pre-K Committee
Developing, implementing, and supporting the Annual NC Pre-K Plan for
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, North Carolina

Co-Chairs
Kelley Bendheim
Director of Early Literacy Programs, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Member, SSFC board of directors
Designated by Beverly Emory, Superintendent, WS/FC Schools)

Matt Britt
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Inc.
Chair, SSFC board of directors

Committee Members
Belinda Beard
Elementary Educator & Principal, WS/FCS (retired)

Blanche Stevens
Coordinator, Preschool School Intake, Exceptional Children’s Program
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Bob Feikema
President & CEO
Family Services, Inc.

Cindy Sanchez
Parent Representative
SSFC

Doug Punger
Community Volunteer
Member, SSFC board of directors

Jackie Lofton (Ex-Officio)
Interim CEO/Executive Director
Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc.

Katrina Tucker
Parent / Consumer
Member, SSFC board of directors

Katura Jackson
Executive Director
Child Care Resource and Referral

Mary McAfee
Community Volunteer

Mike Lawless, MD
Pediatrician (retired)
Former Co-Chair, NC Pre-K Committee, 2011 – 2014

Phygenia Young, EdD

Forsyth Technical Community College

Sabrina Hinton
Child Care Service Provider
North Point and TLC Academies
Member, SSFC board of directors

Theressa L. Stephens
Child Care Service Provider
Church Child Care Center, Inc.
Member, SSFC board of directors

Tiffany Lamarque
Child Care Development Fund
Dept. of Social Services

Wendy Poteat
Executive Director
The Forsyth Promise

Staff
Jenny Whitley
Director, Teaching & Learning Services
SSFC, Inc.
JennyW@SmartStart-FC.org

Norma Gonzalez
Family Engagement Specialist, Operations and Administration
SSFC, Inc.
NormaG@SmartStart-FC.org

Non-Voting Members / Resource Persons
Glenn Starnes
Principal, Gibson Elementary School
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Kelly Hales
Executive Director of Federal Programs
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Mark Palmer
Director of Advancement, SSFC

Michael Redden
CFO, SSFC

Paula Grubbs
Pre-Kindergarten Program Manager
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

 

NCPK Committee Meeting Dates for 2018-19

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Thursday, October 4, 2018 – Gibson Elementary

Thursday, December 6, 2018 – Smart Start of Forsyth County

Thursday, February 7, 2019 – Smart Start of Forsyth County

Thursday, April 25, 2019 – Church Childcare in Walkertown

Optional: May 30, 2019 – Smart Start of Forsyth County


Other:

February 15, 2019                      ESSA Regional Meeting (Greensboro)

February 19, 2019                      DCDEE/NCPK Winter Regional Meeting (Winston-Salem)

 

Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/forsythprek for updates and information on the 2017-18 Pre-K enrollment process!

Jenny Whitley
Director, Teaching & Learning Services
SSFC, Inc.
JennyW@SmartStart-FC.org
336.714.4344

For more information about NC Pre-K, click here.